7 Life Hacks to Manage Your Finances Better During the Pandemic

7 Life Hacks to Manage Your Finances Better During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought stress and fear upon people. Some are faced with job uncertainties and reduced income, while some have been completely laid off their jobs. Wise individuals have resorted to setting up an online business or taking part-time jobs to survive. Because of the pandemic, it has been extra challenging for many people to manage and budget their finances. With utility bills piling up and going back to “regular programming” far from sight, it makes all the more necessary to up your money management skills. There’s no concrete answer as to when this pandemic will end. It’s crucial to do everything you can now to anticipate financial setbacks and find a way around it. We’ve rounded up some simple yet practical life hacks to help you manage your finances during this trying time. Let’s dive into it! 1. Check for utility bills you can pay in installments. The unpredictable event of a crisis like a pandemic can put millions of people out of work either … [Read more...]

6 Creative Ways to Show That You Care During COVID-19

6 Creative Ways to Show That You Care During COVID-19

The past few months have been extremely tough for everyone. With the world battling the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no secret that some people are having a hard time managing through the crisis. Apart from dealing with the health and economic ramifications of the virus, people around the world are also dealing with the psychological challenges it brought. Due to limited mobility and the lockdown rules imposed by the government, many are unable to be with their loved ones. Breadwinners in the metro or abroad cannot visit their relatives in their hometowns because public transportation needed to cease to mitigate the spread of the virus. Luckily enough, we live in a digital age, when we can bring those that are far away closer to us. Thanks to smartphones, laptops, and the advent of online communication platforms, you can stay in touch with anyone no matter where they are. Even though talking through a screen may not be as good as a face-to-face encounter, it can help you stay afloat … [Read more...]

Why You Should Also Sanitize Your Spending Habits During COVID-19

Why You Should Also Sanitize Your Spending Habits During COVID-19

  The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has altered the “normal” habits of people and living conditions not only here in the Philippines but also worldwide. With lockdowns and community quarantine, limited mobility, layoffs, and shortage of supplies, the spending habits of Filipinos are perhaps one of the most affected by the recent changes. For one, only essential shops like groceries and drugstores are allowed to operate. The fear brought about by the pandemic influenced people to hoard or participate in panic buying. Companies have either introduced pay cuts or layoffs, which worries the Filipino workforce. Budgeting for expenses has become trickier than ever. Hands aren’t the only things we should sanitize With the sudden pause in our normal activities, this period may be the right time for some Filipinos to look into a financial detox. Spending money has become almost second nature to people—bills, food, housing, and commute—it never ends. But, with the enhanced community … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Spice Up Your Routine During Self-Quarantine

10 Ways to Spice Up Your Routine During Self-Quarantine

  There’s no denying that public health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have caused big changes to the people’s lifestyles. To minimize the risk of infection, everyone is highly encouraged to practice social distancing and to spend the majority of their waking hours inside their homes. However, even though many are staying in the comfort of their humble abodes, it’s no secret that spending countless days cooped up at home also comes with its own set of challenges. During this period, it’s incredibly easy to just go with the flow and embrace disorder. While a pandemic is a circumstance that is not under your control, you still have the power to make the quarantine period more pleasant and productive. The guide below will discuss several things you can do to spice up your routine during self-quarantine. 10 Ways to Spice Up Your Self-Quarantine Routine 1. Give structure to your day Being under lockdown doesn’t mean that you should stop following a routine. Even … [Read more...]